(LONDON) — The UK Foreign Secretary William Hague warned about an Iran with nuclear weapons.
Hague spoke with the Daily Telegraph saying an Iranian nuclear program could trigger a new Cold War with no safety mechanisms in place. He said other countries in the Middle East would rush to develop their own nuclear weapons if Iran proceeds with their program.
Tensions have escalated in the Middle East with Israel accusing Iran for last week’s Israeli embassy attacks in India, Thailand and Georgia, reports BBC News.
While Iran insists that they are developing new energy programs, the EU and the United States imposed more sanctions on Iran in order to discourage the country from pursuing a nuclear program.
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